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RAF Police Associates

This website is nothing to do with the organisation known as the RAF Police Association although it may feature Association members on its pages.

It is provided, and has been provided by me personally for the last 18 years, as a link for serving and past members of the RAF Police and Provost branch and associated trades and groups as well as for non RAF personnel to maintain contact and provide a service.

It was the site formally known as the RAF Police Association website but a very small number of members (the National Officers) wished to go down a different route and decided to spend thousands of pounds on a new website without consulting the members.

And despite what has been alleged by some members and their wives, this is not a splinter group.  It is simply a website not a group or association of any sort. I and many others object to the undemocratic way the Association has been hijacked by a small number of members. 

We didn't want thousands of pounds of our money being spent against our wishes on a new website and hundreds of pounds on a Masonic-like "Jim fixed it for me" pendant for the Chairman. Even when a purchase was agreed by the Trustees beforehand like the President's Trophy, the meeting then upped the cost to members by £100 with no comments in the minutes from the Trustees who attended the meeting.

An Association member, one of many, has described the new website as:

"It is utter shite and a complete waste of members money and can only be classed as a vanity project."

Last update: 3 September 2015

If those people whose submissions appear on the website wish them removed please contact me - Steve Cattell at

Obituaries Deaths and Funerals (2 September 2015)

Carterton and the JR Hospital (26 March 15)

RAF Police Roll of Honour (updated 22 May 15)

Global History of the RAF Police

Reference Links

a page containing those older links I have tidied up (19 April 15)

iPhone/iPad scam: How to get rid of the error that could cost you £50

I have tidied up this page to add more of the farce that is now the RAF Police Association.  Click on the new RAF Police Association motto below to see what was here.

RAF Police Association new Motto

New Issues

A number of members have indicated in writing that they are resigning because of the actions of the National Officers and the Trustees.  The Chairman has a stock reply sent to the branch secretaries and the soon to be ex members.

"I am sorry to see yet another member suggesting that they will leave the Association due to the current situation with suspensions. I also have received quite a few such letters but when questioned I have found that these members, irrespective of all our efforts to the contrary, still believe that the name calling is the offence that brought about the suspensions, this is not so. The suspension is for publishing private Association business in a publically accessible place on line, some of this information is, to say the least, misleading and has the potential to embarrass the Association and by association the serving RAFP. This information is still available to the public at this time and no attempt has been made to rectify the situation.
Please would you ensure that any member who is thinking of leaving the Association is aware of the true situation. I have found many who have this information have changed their minds when they realise the level of damage that could be done to the Association should the wrong persons obtain it.
I for one, am not prepared to allow anyone to risk the good name of the Association we all care for by failing to take all actions available to me to contain this risk."

National Chairman

Mr Chairman, here are some questions for you:

What efforts have the National Officers taken to the contrary as you write above? No one has seen anything apart from blindly continuing to support the white elephant of the new website.

Which of the information published here is misleading?

How is the Association embarrassed and not just the National Officers and the Trustees?

Isn't it true that the Association - its members - are embarrassed by the actions of the National Officers and the Trustees?

How are the serving RAFP embarrassed?

If the suspension is "
for publishing private Association business in a publically accessible place on line", why was Steve Lamacraft suspended when he had nothing to do with this website or indeed the RAFP group Facebook and was only a signatory to the letter asking a number of questions that have never been answered by you?

I have no intention of "rectifying the situation" until you answer those questions above and those below.

For your ease of access, please click here for a list of the questions that need to be resolved.


Incidently I have to ask these questions here as I am forbidden for communicating with any of the National Officers. Perhaps you could post the answers on the new website, if the Webmaster allows it!


2015 airshow and display teams calendar EGXWinfo Group of Twitter Accounts Airshow & Lincolnshire Display Teams Calendar (Beta Test)
2015 Vulcan XH558 2015 Appearences confirmed to date

15/16th August 2015 sees me take on a 24 hour endurance race over the Humber Bridge, this is in aid of Combat Stress who I spent some time with earlier in the year having been diagnosed with PTSD.
Any chance that my charity page could be advertised on the Associates site to hopefully bring in some more pennies.
Dave Lea

5-6 Sep 15 A Flight Rangers RAF Police RAF Laarbruch Reunion
6 Sep 15 Allied Air Forces Memorial Day
9 Sep 15 RAFP Association EM Branch trip to Toyota, Derby
11 Sep 15Funeral of Christopher Beech
13 Sep 15 Eden Camp All Services Remembrance Parade
15 Sep 15 RAF Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Commemorative Service at St Paul's London 1100hrs 
26 Sep 15 Dog Handlers and Kennel maids reunion at the Pride of Lincoln - for details,  contact Bobbi - please note - price now known - ask Bobby for details 
30 Oct 15 - 4 rooms available 6th. R.A.F.P.A. Skegness Reunion - with full details  

8 Nov 15
Cenotaph Parade

 The situation as we approach the end of August is that 29 members have "registered" to march and 54 have paid for the finger buffett.
So although a bit slow, we are just about on course (at present), for what has become our annual contingent of about 70 marching.
But please, no complacency and keep passing the word so our 13th appearance is the usual success.
22-25 Jan 16 Annual gathering at the Warner’s Hotel Alvaston - register your interest
 15-16 May 16 The Misters Championships - 2015 Results and next year's details 
24 Sep 16 The Big K Swim


To mark the 21st Anniversary of the founding of the first regional Branch of the RAFPA by Alan Rusling it has been decided, 

under the patronage of St.Michael's Branch (Designate), to re-introduce the "Alan Rusling Memorial Award". 

Nominations are, therefore invited, and should be submitted by e-mail to

the closing date being 30th September 2015. All nominations will be acknowledged

Strange RAF Bases (3 Sep 15)

Photos of RAF Police Flights etc (3 Sep 15)

Links to related sites (3 Sep 15)

For these doggy things (31 Aug 15) 

Photos from now  (25 Aug 15)

RAFP Association News (20 Aug 15) 

Where are they now? (20 Aug 15)

RAFP in the news (26 Aug 15)

News of Interest (25 Aug 15)

Help!!!!! - just as it seems (22 Aug 15)

Classified Ads Noticeboard  (12 Aug 15) - Holidays

 The NMA Page (24 June 15)

Jobs for our "Special" talents (2 Jul 15)

The other half to "where are they now? - this is "Here They Are" (7 May 15)

Related Books and Publications (3 Feb 15)

Remembrance Day Parades (18 Nov 14)

Alan Rusling Memorial Award

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Provost Parade
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